Exclusives

Feature
21 hours ago
Parking and the City features Shoup at his witty best, accompanied by a group of passionate collaborators for the cause of rational parking regulations. The future of parking reform is in good hands.
James Brasuell
Blog post
July 6, 2018, 9am PDT
A number of entry-level planners make tactical choices that lessen their chances of landing the best possible job. If you see yourself in these, please take note.
Bruce Stiftel
Blog post
July 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
More efficient parking management can benefit everybody, including motorists, businesses, residents, and any planner who becomes an expert on this subject, as I can report from experience.
Todd Litman
Blog post
July 3, 2018, 6am PDT
It is indeed possible to have a city full of low-rise buildings that is still compact enough for excellent transit service—but only if most side streets are used for mid-rise buildings instead of houses.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
July 2, 2018, 5am PDT
Evidence described here suggests that urban design for "eyes on the street" is not enough to lower crime.
Fanis Grammenos
Feature
June 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Thanks to the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign, fundamental relationships at the heart of urban public health and livability are under scrutiny in tropical Australia.
Charles R. Wolfe, Silvia Tavares, and David Sellars
Blog post
June 19, 2018, 12pm PDT

The planning values and principles of New Urbanism are deeply rooted in human history. What does this look like, and what can we learn from it? The archaeology of an ancient Mayan city sheds some light.

Dean Saitta
Blog post
June 14, 2018, 2pm PDT
The New York MTA this week approved reduced fares for low-income riders. According to blogger Steven Polzin, that decision might have unintended consequences. Asking users to pay for transportation is a complex proposition.
Steven Polzin
Blog post
June 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
European cities tend to be more walkable and transit-accessible—perhaps because they get the three Ds right (density, diversity, and design).
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
June 10, 2018, 1pm PDT
There are many ways that city planning and urban design can mitigate, or exacerbate, the spread of public health risks.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
June 7, 2018, 12pm PDT
An exhibit by Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez at the Museum of Modern Art invokes urban idealism at the same time that it serves as a foil for poverty and deprivation in the megacities of the developing world.
Josh Stephens
Feature
June 4, 2018, 6am PDT
An interview with Seattle Planning Director Sam Assefa for the latest installment of the "Planners Across America" series.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
June 2, 2018, 5am PDT
The 2019 National Planning Conference will introduce new tracks in Housing, Community and Economic Development; International, Comparative and Global Planning; Small Town and Rural Planning; and Academic and Professional Research.
Bruce Stiftel
Feature
May 31, 2018, 5am PDT
Planetizen is pleased to present the best of the latest crop of mobile apps by planners and for planners.
James Brasuell
Feature
May 29, 2018, 5am PDT
The latest installment of the "Planners Across America" series features New York City Planning Director and Planning Commission Chair Marisa Lago.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
May 23, 2018, 6am PDT
Resilience to the impacts of climate change and other forms of natural disaster will require new levels of safety in the built environment.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
May 16, 2018, 7am PDT
Marla Nelson of The University of New Orleans and and Renia Ehrenfeucht of the University of New Mexico, guest blog about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Blog post
May 14, 2018, 5am PDT
Why local governments can not always be trusted to run housing policy.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
May 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
Mining the business world for lessons about the planning profession.
Chris Steins
Blog post
May 3, 2018, 6am PDT
Let's acknowledge that loneliness and depression is common among urban residents, and figure out ways urban planning can foster connections and social interactions between people.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
May 2, 2018, 2pm PDT
Community is built through altruism, but planners are taught to think of self interest as the biggest motivator of human behavior. How do we use planning skills to encourage public goods and community interest?
Bruce Stiftel